Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs are such a fun sweet treat to make for game day, and they are so much easier than they look. Plus, you can make them ahead of the game by a day or two, which is a real win-win in any game plan book!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs Recipe |

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs are not for throwing. Unless, of course, you’re talking about tossing a few in your mouth. And while it may be hard to get the perfect spiral, you’ll score big points with any football loving crowd.

Festive Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs may look complicated but they are actually easy to make, and you can make them a couple of days ahead too. Prepping ahead is a big perk when it comes to entertaining on a busy game day, especially if you are needing to travel down the road to set up early for tailgating. It’s kind of like the perfect game plan in my play book. Anytime I can prepare food early so I can spend time enjoying the party is a total win-win. Entertaining is no fun when you’re stuck in the kitchen worrying about putting the finishing touches on food while everyone else watches the fun commercials, is it?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs Recipe |

Easily make these cute treats by using the basic Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls recipe, and instead of forming round balls, make itty bitty footballs, dip them in melted chocolate, pipe the laces on with white icing, and you’re done. Touchdown! Just envision yourself spiking the ball and doing one of those crazy touchdown dancing things. I can just see you now!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs Recipe |

I hope you enjoy making these as much as you enjoy eating them. They are certainly a fun treat that will score big points on game day. Go team!

If peanut butter allergies are a concern, you can substitute my Chocolate Almond Butter Balls Recipe. Also, check out these adorable Nutella Chocolate Football Truffles I discovered over at Just a Taste. So cute! They look perfect for the Nutella fan.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs Recipe |

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs Recipe |

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs

Yield: 25-30
Prep Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours

These fun footballs are the perfect treat for game day!


  • 1 batch Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe*
  • small amount of white icing for piping


  1. Follow instructions for creating Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, and instead of forming 1-inch round balls, form football shapes approximately 1 1/2-inches long. Follow remainder of recipe instructions.
  2. Once chocolate dipped peanut butter footballs have firmed up, pipe on lace details with white icing using a fine pastry tip. Let icing harden. Cover until ready to serve. If making ahead cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


* If peanut butter allergies are a concern, check out this Chocolate Almond Butter Balls Recipe.

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Originally posted January 25, 2014.